Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDVSA-2008:043)
High Nessus Plugin ID 36383
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA flaw in the vmsplice system call did not properly verify address arguments passed by user-space processes, which allowed local attackers to overwrite arbitrary kernel memory and gain root privileges.
Mandriva urges all users to upgrade to these new kernels immediately as this flaw is being actively exploited. This issue only affects 2.6.17 and newer Linux kernels, so neither Corporate 3.0 nor Corporate 4.0 are affected.
To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at :
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.